9 Steps to Become a Freelance Artist (and Crush It) in 2020

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Being a freelance artist is shrouded in stereotypes. You’ve probably heard the term “starving artist” enough to last a lifetime.

The truth is the starving artist stereotype is outdated, proven false by millions of freelance artists around the world who are making good money doing work that fulfills them.

It’s not easy, but thanks to the Internet and an ever-growing need for visual content both online and off, there are more opportunities to make money as an artist than ever before.

20 In-Demand Freelance Skills: High Paying Jobs To Learn and Work Online

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What freelance skills are most in-demand right now?

Freelancing is one of the fastest side hustle ideas to start, and one of the fastest growing employment segments in the US.

But if you don’t have any immediately freelance-able skills, it can be frustrating to know where to begin. The good news is you have the ability to learn new skills!

And you’re going to learn a new skill, it might as well be something that pays well, right?

Online Focus Groups: 16 Paid Research Companies that Pay Up to $100 an Hour for Your Opinion

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I recently participated in a paid focus group in San Francisco. You know, the kind with the one-way mirror on the wall.

We talked about travel habits and preferences for an hour and half, and I got paid $150 for my time and opinions. Not bad!

The whole thing was pretty quick and painless, and actually kind of interesting, and it got me thinking that this could be a fun side hustle, so I set out to find other consumer research companies that operate nationwide or even ones that conduct studies online.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Review: How I Made $50,000 in My Spare Time

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Mike Naab is an analyst, writer and online entrepreneur with a unique, open-to-almost-anyone side hustle: completing tasks on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk.

Having worked on Amazon Mechanical Turk for 2 and a half years (completely as a side hustle), he’s done over 150,000 tasks (called HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks).

When focused on this side hustle, Mike typically made anywhere from $150-300/week and has earned over $150,000 in total working on tasks right from his computer at home.

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